Category Archives: Women’s Health
Intimacy

Headline: The conundrum of intimacy As a gynecologist, I am uniquely suited to listen to women of all ages. I am a board-certified gynecologist providing the full spectrum of gynecological outpatient and surgical services. It is such a privilege to … Continue reading

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Archetypes, the female patient – Azah, a muslim student

The concept of an archetype is that there is a standard and recurring depiction in the human condition, in this case, the female patient. In the practice of gynecology there are recurring themes. There are patient types. While there is … Continue reading

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Menopause- Puberty in Reverse

Dear Readers, I am struck with what little information women are given about menopause. When patients come in they are uncertain what to expect and whether or not to treat it. It makes me think about puberty. This unusual time … Continue reading

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Pain with Sex, age 70- The Female Patient

I saw a patient today that is 72 and CANNOT have intercourse with her husband of over 40 years. They have had an active and satisfying sex life but things have reached a point where she hurts too much to … Continue reading

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Ovarian Conversation by Dr N

Dear Dr N, I am scheduled for a hysterectomy for endometriosis and I am 35 years old. I do not want to have pain anymore. Should I have my ovaries out too? signed puzzled Dear Puzzled- This is a great … Continue reading

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What a “Mesh” by Dr N

Dear Readers, There are commercials out there that warn patients about Mesh. This has become a new four letter word in medicine. I am saddened that advertisements can have a deleterious effect on patients’ well being. If I am watching … Continue reading

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IUD is Alive and Well

I would like to comment in the diverse use of the progesterone/based IUD- Mirena. It is Levonorgestrel releasing that primarily confines itself to the uterus with systemic release. It is beginning to be more than a contraceptive. In our recent … Continue reading

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Female Embarassment by Dr N

I want to write about many women that I provide care for that see me because of EMBARRASSMENT. The majority of consultations for labiaplasty reveal that they have been self conscious about their body for years, sometimes decades. They describe … Continue reading

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Be Real Dr N Gyn

Dear Dr N, Thanks for your office, your staff and your ability to talk about anything. Its real and it is appreciated. signed D.M Dear D.- Going to the doctor can be uncomfortable at best. It is a choice to … Continue reading

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Primary Herpes

Dear Dr N, I got herpes for the first time a month after sleeping with my boyfriend. He did not know he had it, but I got it really bad! I have sores all over and it is hard to … Continue reading

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